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  • Symptoms of “hidden hernia”?

    Posted by Bafowler1 on January 18, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    I have had undiagnosed R side hip/pelvis pain since March 2017. It started with a popping and tightness in my pelvis. I am an active 32 y/o F that has a history of college Bball, I was in the Army and I am now a Firefighter. My pelvis pain originally was an awkward feeling that would ache the day after I worked out. After learning the hard way with other injuries, I decided I’d take time off of lower body work, hip hinging or squatting. I did that on my own. When it didn’t get better. Long walking and sitting irritated it I went to see Arrosti. They did some pressure point work and nothing helped. I then saw a sports chiropractor, they did some adjusting and tests. Nothing found and no help once again. I then went to a orthopedic that thought maybe lambrum tear. But nothing. I’ve had handfuls if X-rays, MRIs and MRI with contrast but no diagnosis. The Ortho advised me to get PT and try steroid injections. By this time I had pain to the R side of my lower back as well. I also noticed around my period I had some pressure and burning sensation in my LRQ around the same area that the achiness migrates. I’ve also had horrible runs of constipation that adds to the fullness in my LRQ and pain. I’ve been taking a stool softener daily that is helping a little bit but I’m still constipated. The PT didn’t help, the 2 injections (1st in the back then hip) didn’t work. I’m almost a year into this pain and no one can tell me what’s wrong. At times the ache wakes me up in my sleep and I’m unable to go back to sleep until high doses of ibuprofen kick in. I also have a sensation of weakness and achiness to the inside of my R quad that runs up through my hip into my pelvis. There doesn’t look like there is any atrophy but it feels weak. I’ve been so frustrated with not being able to work out or as be as active as I was, that recently I’ve said screw it. I’m in pain wether I work out or I don’t. So I’ve started working out my legs again, since I’ve started working out I’m noticing more pressure in my pelvis then before. I recently had someone tell me that I may have a hernia so that’s what brought me here. I am trying to figure this out and trying to reach any MD that will help me. I live in Corpus Christi Texas. We don’t have any sports hernia specific Docs here. I live hours away from San Antonio and Houston, which I am hoping to reach out to someone there. Does this sound like a hernia? Does anyone know someone in a near by city that could help? Recommendations?

    Chaunce1234 replied 6 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Chaunce1234

    January 26, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    I would second Good Intentions idea of contacting an expert with experience in various causes of groin and pelvic pain. Vincera and Dr Meyers office is a great choice, and they may review your imaging studies. They are considered experts at sorting out various pelvic, abdominal, and groin issues, and have a team to address a wide range of issues.

    There are several doctors on these forums that also review images sent in to them for hernias, including Dr Procter, Dr Szotek, and Dr Towfigh. Whether or not there are fees involved I am not sure.

    For ruling in/out a hernia, it may be helpful to have an ultrasound with valsava on the painful region.The valsava straining is often needed to show smaller hernias, and if you are going that route it’s important to have an ultrasound tech or radiologist that has done it before specifically to search for hernias.

    Best of luck and keep us updated on your progress.

  • Good intentions

    January 19, 2018 at 2:01 am

    A call to the Vincera Institute might be worthwhile. Dr. Meyers will take a look at your MRI’s if you send them but likes to have his own people do them. They do them a certain way to focus on specific areas. He is an athletic pubalgia (sports hernia) specialist. I put a link to their site below. They’ll want you to travel to Philadelphia but if he sees something obvious maybe he’ll offer a suggestion.

    Also, from my own experience, ibuprofen causes constipation. It is a documented side effect also. So, maybe the constipation isn’t from the condition itself but the pain medication. It’s a dilemma, pain or constipation.

    Dr. Levi Procter, one of the surgeons who contributes to the site, has offered to read other people’s MRI’s, I believe, if I remember his posts correctly. Might be worthwhile to send him a message.

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